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January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

When it comes to cruises, January is THE time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It’s right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Cruise deals that are available right now:

TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 70% off tours worldwide

Huge savings on tours, river cruises and sailing trips in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand from brands like Intrepid Travel, Contiki, Busabout, Cosmos, Collette, Tucan, Topdeck and more.

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Groupon Groupon

Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase

Valid on all dates for restaurants, spas, getaways, things to do and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

$999: 6-night China holiday with Yangtze cruise

Valid for travel between March - November 2019. Includes return international flights from Melbourne or Sydney, hotel accommodation, onboard cruise accommodation, tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Australia Day: Sydney Harbour cruises from $35

Saving up to 50% on the regular price, spend Australia Day on the harbour aboard a lunch cruise or an evening sail to see the fireworks.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

10-night South Pacific cruise from $899

Valid from February - May 2019, departs from Sydney. Includes up to $300 OBC and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

4-day Kangaroo Island cruise from $429

Valid from February - November 2019, departs from Melbourne. Includes up to $300 OBC and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $800 off cruises with Carnival

Valid for 2019 - 2020 cruises. Destinations include Melbourne, Noumea, Sydney, Singapore, Bali, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free drinks, OBC and Wi-Fi with Celebrity Cruises

Valid from March 2019 - April 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Hobart, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Pay only $25 deposits

Valid for 2020 cruises. Includes flights, hotels, transfers and more. Destinations are Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Okinawa and Taipei. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

50% off Sydney harbour yacht stay

Valid until 30 April 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

32% off 3-night cruise from Sydney

Valid until 10 November 2019. Includes 3-night cruise with cabin accommodation, meals, onboard activities and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 32% off cruises + up to $1,200 OBC with Royal Caribbean

Valid on select sailings departing between January and March - April 2019. Destinations include Australia and South Pacific. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Extra $50 OBC with P&O

Valid for travel on short break cruises departing between February - November 2019. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 46% off Cunard cruises

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020. Includes complimentary gratuities and onboard credit. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 50% off cruises + pay only $99 deposits

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020 with Holland America Line. Destinations include Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Tasmania, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free OBC, wine and dine with Princess Cruises

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020. Destinations include New Zealand, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Alaska, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

20% off early bookings

Valid for one way or round trip travel on the Adriatic line until 31 December 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Blue Star Ferries from just 20€

Valid on select dates for travel until 31 October 2019. Destinations include Cyclades routes, Dodecanese routes and Northern Aegean Routes. T&C's apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off second guest on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Valid on select sailings departing between January - March 2019. Includes up to $1,000 onboard credit. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off second guest + free internet

Valid on select 2019 cruises with Azamara. Destinations include Western Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Central America, Caribbean, Transatlantic and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

$1 deposits + up to $300 onboard credit

Available on select P&O Cruises departing on select dates from 15 February 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Suva and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

$1 deposits + up to $300 onboard credit

Valid for cruises departing on select dates from 15 February 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Suva and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free unlimited drinks package + $150 OBC

Valid for travel from March 2019 - April 2010 on 7+ nights cruises with MSC. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 on board credit on last-minute cruises

Valid from October - December 2018. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. Cruises start from $315 per person for 3-night comedy cruises. T&Cs apply.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

Fjords cruises from £679 + up to £100 tour credit

Valid for travel on select 2018-19 sailings. Choose from a complimentary all-inclusive drinks upgrade or up to £100 pp shore tour credit. T&C's apply.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

No single supplement

Book select cruises as a solo traveller and pay no single supplement.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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15 Jan 2019 Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase BRA****
17 Jan 2019 Up to 70% off tours worldwide ********
14 Jan 2019 $999: 6-night China holiday with Yangtze cruise ********
11 Jan 2019 Australia Day: Sydney Harbour cruises from $35 ********
21 Jan 2019 10-night South Pacific cruise from $899 ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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